A young migrant with plastic bottles tied to his body arrived in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta after swimming on the border between Spain and Morocco on Wednesday (19). The images show the soldiers talking to the boy and that he is trying to climb a rock wall before running to the beach at El Tarajal.
Ceuta is on the African continent – it is a small piece of Spain surrounded by Moroccan territory on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea (see map below). The Ministry of the Interior in Madrid said that about two-thirds of the approximately 8,000 migrants who arrived in the enclave – and which Spanish authorities said included unaccounted children with children up to 7 years old – had already been expelled.
Many sent back to Morocco say they are determined to return to Ceuta again and, when a dense afternoon fog descended on Wednesday, hundreds of young people made a fresh attempt to reach the 6-meter metal fence. Moroccan Police.
In the far north of Morocco, in front of Gibraltar, and with a population of 60,000, Ceuta has become a magnet that attracts refugees looking for a quick way to Europe, but has been oppressed in recent years by Moroccan authorities Its popularity has diminished since passage for. The movement of migrants on that border.
Map with location of Ceuta and Melilla – Photo: Alcio Horiucci / G1